CHICAGO, IL–(Marketwired – Jun 27, 2014) – Jellyvision is psyched to announce that its fearless leader, Amanda Lannert, won the prestigious CEO of the Year award at Built In Chicago’s 2014 Moxie Awards. Built In Chicago, a digital tech community, holds the Moxie Awards to recognize Chicago’s most innovative digital companies across 16 categories, and Lannert was awarded for helping drive the explosive growth of Jellyvision — and Chicago’s tech scene as a whole — through business innovation, digital know-how and recruiting the best darned talent the industry has to offer.
Since joining Jellyvision in 2000, Amanda has steered the company toward off-the-charts growth in both employee ranks and the expansion of its Fortune 1000 client portfolio. In 2009, she oversaw the launch of ALEX¨, the virtual benefits counselor, which uses humor and a jargon-free experience to engage employees and help them choose their best-fit benefits. Through it all, Amanda has built a company culture emphasizing innovation, camaraderie, tenacity, humor and honesty, traits that led Crain’s Chicago Business to name Jellyvision one of Chicago’s Best Places to Work, and the #1 place to work for Millennials.
“Moxie is a funny word, and I’m honored that Built In Chicago and the people who voted for this award think I’ve got it,” said Amanda. “But truthfully, a CEO is only as good as the people who work for her, and I’m grateful to lead the coolest, funniest, nicest, and — let’s face it — smartest team a gal could ask for, a team that’s growing like crazy. The fact that these awards now exist is a testament to the talent and innovation in Chicago’s burgeoning tech scene, and I hope more of these talented and innovative folks give Jellyvision a look.”
The Built in Chicago Moxie Awards were voted on by a panel of judges and the general public, with voting weight split evenly between the two groups. More than 360,000 votes were cast and more than 80,000 individual nominations were submitted.
Jellyvision helps companies explain their important (but maybe kind of complex) messages in a delightful way. We create virtual salespeople, brokers, guidance counselors, HR reps, and teachers, who have fun, personalized conversations with your customers and employees and help them understand confusing or snooze-inducing topics.